Mesh – Automation Baby

Mesh - Automation Baby

The next 'perfect' album?

Mesh always moves some­where between Synth Pop and Electrorock. This bal­an­cing act makes this album excit­ing and var­ied. Can the suc­cessor of the album 'A Perfect Solution' hold a candle or even exceed? I am curi­ous, though the new visu­al aes­thet­ics irrit­ates me a little.

Far away from being disappointed

The first single 'Born To Lie' reveals itself as a phe­nom­en­al club hit. This can rekindle the hope of a great album. And indeed after the first listen­ing I'm far away from being disappointed.

The open­er 'Just Leave Us Alone' is a 'Mesh' clas­sic from the begin­ning. A gentle begin­ning fol­lowed by a catchy beat and a pleas­ant chor­us. Absolutely fresh and inspir­ing is the min­im­al dub­step sound­ing bridge in the song.

Further the up-tempo, title giv­en song 'Automation Bady' is awe­some as well and pushes you to dance. For the bridge in 'Automation Baby' they used some mod­i­fied 80s 8‑bit sounds and they fit per­fectly in the song. Everything sounds new and fresh, but also familar.

Verdict

The over­all rat­ing could be much high­er (almost 4.2 stars) if 'Mesh' would have get rid of those two instru­ment­al inter­ludes 'AB Incidental No. 1' and 'AB Incidental No. 2'. For me these are unne­ces­sary gap fillers. The lyr­ic line that has stayed with me most remembered is: "I'm just so ordin­ary, that makes you ordin­ary too" from the awe­some song 'Flawless'. But this album is any­thing but ordin­ary, rather a 100% buy recom­mend­a­tion.

By the way, this album also made it into our art­icle ‘The best Synth Pop and genre-related albums 2013‘. Read now. Check out how the album ranked in our art­icle "What is the best Mesh album ever?".

Track By Track Rating

Mesh - Automation Baby
Mesh – Automation Baby
Just Leave Us Alone
Taken For Granted
You Want What's Owed To You
Automation Baby
AB Incidental No. 1
This Is The Time
The Way I Feel
Adjust Your Set
Born To Lie
AB Incidental No. 2
Flawless
Never Meet Your Heroes
When the City Breathes
You Couldn't See This Coming
Recommend
Just Leave Us Alone
Automation Baby
Born To Lie
Flawless
Weak
AB Incidental No. 1
AB Incidental No. 2
4
Almost flaw­less

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